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Keith D. Rose

February 16, 1955 May 7, 2018
Keith D. Rose
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Obituary for Keith D. Rose

Keith D. Rose, age 63 of Grinnell, died on Monday, May 7, 2018 at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell and under the care of Grinnell Regional Hospice.

A celebration of life gathering will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Elks Lodge in Grinnell.

Memorials may be designated to Grinnell Regional Hospice, mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Memories and condolences may be shared online with his family at

Keith Douglas Rose was born on February 16, 1955 in Grinnell, Iowa to Harold and Ida (Davenport) Rose. He was raised in Grinnell and he graduated from Grinnell High School with the class of 1973. He attended Colorado School of Trades in Lakewood, Colorado and earned his degree in gunsmithing.

Keith was united in marriage to Katherine Ann King on August 30, 1975 at the First Baptist Church in Grinnell. They were blessed with two children, Shane and Erika. Keith operated Rose Gun Shop in Grinnell from 1976 until 1981. He worked for Prudential Life, selling life insurance and annuities, and then was self-employed as a carpenter. Keith’s enjoyments included scuba diving, hunting, fishing, tinkering, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Keith is survived by his wife of 42 years, Kathi Rose of Grinnell; son, Shane Rose of Grinnell; daughter, Erika (Travis) Hauser of Waxhaw, North Carolina; 6 grandchildren, Sara, Darcy, Paige and Wyatt Rose of Grinnell and Avery and Sullivan Hauser of Waxhaw, North Carolina and Baby Hauser due in August of 2018; siblings, Harold (Cathie) Rose of Grinnell, Jim Rose of Grinnell, and John Rose of Malcom, Iowa; and mother-in-law, Vivian King of Grinnell. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Karla King; and father-in-law, Robert King.

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celebration of life gathering




1:00 PM 5/19/2018 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 5/19/2018 3:00:00 PM
Elks Lodge

720 Third Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112

Elks Lodge
720 Third Avenue Grinnell 50112 IA
United States

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Grinnell Regional Hospice

306 - 4th Avenue
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

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